PLEASE NOTE: This is the original version of the safer space policy. It has been updated as 6/5/2018. Please find the new Safer Space Policy and Community Agreements here. Also see our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mandate.
As we build a Zero Waste movement we strive to be conscious and intentional about the intersectional nature of ourselves and our actions. This safer space policy is to remind all those who engage with the Post-Landfill Action Network and the work that we do that, although no space can be 100% safe for everyone, discrimination of any type will not be tolerated here. In every aspect of the work that we do we will strive to build an inclusive movement. Every person should be able to relax and fully engage no matter one’s identity and circumstances.
Tips for making a safer space:
- Address each other and our space with respect. Difference and disagreement does not justify disrespect.
- Be aware of yourself and the power of your voice. Practice step up, step back.
- Listen to others and be sure to ask clarification questions when you don’t understand.
- Hold yourself and each other accountable to the safer space policy